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A French-and-MJ state of mind

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BRILLANTE Ma. Mendoza with French screen icon Isabelle Huppert  instagram photo

Since I’ve always felt like a Frenchwoman trapped in a Filipino woman’s body, the “French” stories of director-par-excellence Brillante Ma. Mendoza (whom I fondly call mon ami or my friend) always fascinate me. Recently, Direk Brillante had a close encounter with French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve. Both were guests of honor at the Memory Film Festival in Cambodia.

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Inquirer Indie Bravo! Fest goes to Baguio

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INQUIRER Indie Bravo! honorees (from left): Lav Diaz, Brillante Ma. Mendoza and Raymond Red

After screenings in Zamboanga and Davao, the first Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival goes to Baguio, starting Friday until June 8.

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Inquirer Indie Bravo! Fest in Davao

TIGLAO’S “Onang”

After Zamboanga City, the inaugural Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival goes to Davao City, starting tomorrow until June 1.

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Four new starrers for Nora Aunor

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NORA Aunor, who turns 61 today, has four films in the works—including “Hustisya.”

Some years ago, during a particularly low point in Nora Aunor’s roller-coaster career, many producers regarded her as a has-been and few of them were inclined to “gamble” on her ability to stage a big comeback.

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PDI Indie Bravo! film fest on tour

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“SANGANDAAN”

After a well-received premiere last December at Greenbelt’s MyCinema, the First Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival is going on tour, with screenings scheduled at the Film Development Council of the Philippines Cinematheques in Zamboanga, Davao, Baguio and Iloilo.

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